John McK widow NYT 29 May 1878 page 8 column 3

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John McK widow NYT 29 May 1878 page 8 column 3 - that one per-eone the Mr. she thst and his 40...
that one per-eone the Mr. she thst and his 40 thst hia in wss first except the hss the retired, he as a h.s belonging line as 1M THE ht Is Del f - bis their 4 roox muoii'S woes. THE SCFrERIXG CAUSED BY j JOIIN M'KEJTSA'3 TRAGIC LEATfa 'VVI1.LE TTORKING OX THE ELEVATED RAILWAY HIS WIDOW ASD THREHl CIIILDRrlN PRESENT Til il SELVES IN COURT IN A STARVIN0 CONDITION, i ; One of! the saddest cas-es i-ver disclosed came to the notice of Justice Murray, at the Jefferson Market Police Courtj yesterday afternoon. On the 21st Inst., as already published, an iron truss weighing 6, OOO pounds, which wss being lifted into place on the Elevated Railway structure in front of Xo, 23 Eowery, fell toi the ground by the brcaklnof the hoisting chain. The truM strnrk John H. MiV Kenna, crushing him to the ground, and eansinc his death. McKenna was a poor man, honest and industrious. He had .been at work on the Elevated Koad only a short tin e. and had previously l-en out of employment- He left a wife -and threehildreiij the oldest taping .only 3 years of ace. Mrs. MrKeima was left 'entirely destitute, and had to give up her residence and take hidgiius at No. ( t'entrtv Market place, tlwlngtotbe extreme youth of-her little ones, she could not leave th--m to go ont to work, and could no afford to hire a person to care for them Y'esterday afternoon she tottered into tbe Jefferson Market police Court with her eldest child clinging to her skirt, snd an infant on each arm. When tbe poor woman reached the bar, and Was abont to address Jus-tire Murray, she stance red and almost fe 1 from weakness- She was taken within the Justice'a in-clnsure and given a Seat. It waa learned thnt she had not eaten anythlnc for two days, having fed Uie children with the Inst food she could pn-cure. -be Is a fieat and pretty woman, and her hildren were clean and decently clad. When it became known who the poor woman waa. the liveliest interest and sympathy were excited in her behalf. It appeared that her condition had been made known to the Elevated Kailroad Company, In whose employ h-r husband waa killed, but. tin y refused to do anvtliiiii? for her. She rluuit to her children aa lone asafi cotild feed them, and then applied to the court for. relief. Justice Si urray said her ase a-vsti outrage. He sent the children to the' Instttutjoft of Mercy to be eared for. The mother was almost heart broken when she saw them taken away and wept bitterly. She lefused to accept aid for herself, saying tae could " make her way.' TUB TAX OS TOVACCO. On Monday last Messrs. P. Lorillard & Co., the well-known manufacturers of tobacco, sect a petition to Congress urging that no action should be taken during the present session for reducing the duty now Ji,lmJa4ntiJl,.y4. Ikey il lk ehkrced dh In nn Opp si t iswri to X ny ce-a it ton I'r- I fatvotri ay JiJat they nss w the e.T" for tobavrro datr etrantajs... v e-leies atxin X 4 . tCH K anDualiy lot dihii nj ttfrerore their, iniereutt nrr ttscisnw well those wlii uk for tl.e rtuiiotiun. If tha Ui iru r ducd thoa.nmptienif IfcelvMiI would not be larcvr amd a..lan-ar aiaixilr ? th. nutimlMam. wonlu law

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 29 May 1878, Wed,
  3. Page 8

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